Mouth Guards

Phoenix, AZ

At Camelback Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we can provide your child with mouth guards that can serve to protect the teeth. You only get one permanent set of teeth, making it critical to take the steps necessary to preserve them. Dr. Robert Mirabelli and Dr. Jennifer Mirabelli, always recommends starting by keeping your child's teeth healthy. When your child's teeth are free of decay or infection, they will be stronger and less likely to become damaged in an accident. To keep your child's teeth healthy and strong, we suggest visiting our Phoenix, AZ dental office twice a year for a routine teeth cleaning. You can schedule an appointment by calling (602) 595-3531.
No matter how healthy a child's teeth are, there is always a chance they will become damaged in an accident. A mouth guard can help to prevent accidents that could be harmful to a child's teeth. There are several types of mouth guards that your child can wear to protect his or her teeth from a sports-related dental injury. You can buy a one-size-fits-all solution at the drugstore, but there is always a risk that it will become loose and slip out of place when your child needs it most. You can also purchase a kit that requires you to boil the guard and then fit it to your child's teeth. Since this form of mouth guard was not professionally created, it can be amateurish in how well it fits. We recommend you visit our dental office, so that we can take measurements and make an impression of your child's mouth. This way, a mouth guard can be created in the lab to the exact specifications of your child's teeth. At Camelback Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are confident that when your child wears one of our guards, his or her teeth will be protected from the majority of dental injuries that occur when playing sports.

What do mouth guards look like?

It is common for our Phoenix patients to be interested in mouth guards but not sure if they will be comfortable with the appearance of one. This is perfectly natural since most people do not want to stand out wearing too much protective gear. Fortunately, our mouth guards are created using clear plastic, so they blend in with the rest of the mouth. If your child puts the guard in when no one is looking, it is unlikely that anyone will notice it during practice or the game. This is another advantage of visiting our dental office for your child's mouth guard. The guards sold at the store are often made of a bright color and do not fit perfectly. Due to this, store-bought mouth guards can come loose during play and stand out even more. However, if your child would prefer a bright colored mouth guard, we can discuss creating one for your child in the right size.

Why do people wear mouth guards?

Primarily, mouth guards are necessary when practicing or playing sports. Most people, especially adults, do not realize how common it is to sustain a face or mouth injury during a sports game. Not all sports require players to wear mouth guards like football. Basketball is an example of a sport that does not require players to wear a mouth guard. As a result, basketball players have a high rate of facial injury. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, the risk of sustaining an injury is 1.6 to 1.9 times higher when not wearing a mouth guard. Dental mouth guards are so effective at preventing injuries that the ADA estimates, 200,000 injuries are prevented every year by wearing this small and simple device. If you are a Phoenix parent looking to keep your child safe during sports, a mouth guard is an easy way to do so.

What is the risk of not wearing a mouth guard?

At Camelback Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Robert Mirabelli and Dr. Jennifer Mirabelli, encourages parents to buy a mouth guard for their children involved in sports. This can be an organized sport or the weekly game of basketball in the park. Not wearing a mouth guard can cause your child's tooth to break, crack, chip or even become knocked out. A runaway ball to your child's face or an elbow jab to the roof of the mouth can greatly damage your child's teeth. If the impact is particularly strong, a tooth could be forced upwards into the gums or could pierce through the cheek– both of which can be incredibly uncomfortable and lead to a dental emergency.
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